La quebrada de Humahuaca, Natural and Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, lies in the eastern foothills of the Andes namesake, maintaining a clear North South direction. Throughout her today and since pre-Hispanic times, was the necessary path to the Inca capital or Alto Peru.

This way, today the route traveled by Nac N ° 9 shows at every step their people, their culture, their customs, their inhabitants in its purest reality, in the same place forever, renewed by time and new generations, but still in its cultural attachment.


Quebrada de Humahuaca

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There, in the Puna, where the iris tame the flames gather their depths the solitude of wilderness and man;
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Even today people are glimpsed in their ancient customs and attitudes, some already mixed with other forms, but with his early influences, what becomes one of the main places of cultural identity in Argentina
In this corner of the country, in fact they are the first churches and peoples of Argentina.
Villages full of history, full of facts before the arrival of European peoples own culture and where then the fiercest battles fought by Argentina and American independence, yes, here were carried out the biggest struggles for independence, people who gave their men for American liberty, who were decimated by war, who fought from the land to the highest Peru, along Guemes, Belgrano, Arenales, Arías, and many others.




 La Quebrada de Humahuaca now houses along its route, different peoples, whose names have some meaning Quechua or Aymara. Towns like Tumbaya, place of great religious festival, or Purmamarca, with its hill of seven colors ... actually more than seven, or that silent witness to deeds of independence, wars gaucho as the post of Hob, or Maimara, or Tilcara in January that dresses up, always inviting all go through it, calling from your Pucara .... But the North and provided by route 9, which runs along the creek is Humahuaca, with weeping willows and old church 1655 should be a must. Here also the General Lavalle, San Martin man struggles, Leon de Riobamba, that of "The elegant boldness ..." as Sucre, in the battle of Riobamba, praised by Simon Bolivar left his last remnants along the Rio Grande de Humahuaca in their flight to Potosi.





Following the same direction, for full Quebrada de Humahuaca, we Uquía, historic town in San Francisco de Padua church (1691) houses a collection of paintings Cuzqueñas safety pins, made by Indigenous, as the Angels musketeers, and if you follow the route finally come to Humahuaca with its eminent monument to the heroes of independence Avedaño artist Soto, one of the first tributes to Indian in Argentina, his messenger, hands up taking the good news of independence.






Throughout this entire Route 9, or rather of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, where the very history of Argentina and Latin step, it also saves natural beauty, Inca cemeteries, old villages. For example be sure to climb the hill colorado, old fort Inca, or visit the Pucara, or cave paintings of Inca, among many other places in this area.
And do not forget to stop by our vineyards when leaving Tilcara, 15 Km to the north, on the same historic route, just above the line of the Tropic of Capricorn, a couple of kilometers before Humahuaca, left, or find VINES oF PERCHEL, one of the highest wine enterprises in the world.
Alli expect it with the warmth that characterizes us, where you can taste our reserve wines, accompanied by some plates of cheeses, salami or ham, or if you prefer you can enjoy typical dishes like empanadas, tamales, Humitas, Spicy, etc.. In our tasting room overlooking the vineyard, under the colorful hills in full historical Humahuaca gorge ...






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